Rockwell sets public hearing for storm sewer financing

Scott Huntbatch presented the Rockwell City Council with a dividend check from their workman comp policy. The $4,518.68 check is the city’s portion of the payout thanks to lower than anticipated claims across the state. “If the whole state of Iowa has a good ratio, then all the cities get a larger dividend,” said Huntbatch.

The Rockwell City Council continued their preparations for getting started on the storm sewer renovation project during their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 20.

The meeting began with the council setting a public hearing date to discuss financing options for the upcoming storm sewer renovation project. Since the recent shutdown of the federal government left the city unable to receive grant approval from the USDA, the city will instead be seeking to borrow $1,030,000 to pay for the project.

The public hearing will be held at the next regular meeting on Wednesday, March 6.

Following the public hearing, there will be a long process before work can get started. Once approved though, construction can begin this year, with a tentative completion date by the end of November.

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